Demand for caregivers is high, and will only increase as the U.S. population continues to grow older, with a forecast of 25% growth from 2021 to 2031, according to the Bureau of Labor Services.

What that means is that, as a caregiver, you’ll have lots of options when it comes to choosing an employer in the coming years. And if you’re comparing one or more home care agencies, we recommend choosing one that uses workforce optimization and management software such as CareConnect. Why? Here are five reasons.

It’s Easier To Manage Shifts, Pick Up Shifts, And More

Shift booking software like CareConnect helps simplify shift management. You can input your availability, get matched to shifts that are right for you, and even pick up more shifts that fit into your schedule.

That means you can schedule shifts on your terms – and work when it’s the most convenient for you. If something comes up, it’s easy to reschedule shifts. Or, if you have time in your schedule for more work, you can pick up extra work directly from the CareConnect app. Shift management has never been simpler!

You’ll Get the Shifts and the Clients that are Right for You

Every caregiver is different. How far are you willing to travel for work? Do you work with smokers or pets? Do you have any specific skills or certifications that may help you match up better to a certain client?

With CareConnect, you can set these preferences and more, and match up with clients and shifts that are right for your particular skills. And that all adds up to a better work experience and higher overall job satisfaction!

Onboarding and Training are Quick and Easy

Workforce optimization software, like CareConnect, offer a virtual eLearning platform, which means you can train and onboard anywhere. Whether it’s mandatory, legally-required training or optional courses to help build your skills, it’s easy to get started at a new agency – and to build the skills you’ll need to succeed in the future.

CareConnect supports both smartphones and tablets. So no matter where you are, you can stay compliant with agency requirements, continue your education, and stay updated about the latest caregiving best practices.

You Can Stay Compliant and Always Be Ready to Work

Along with job training, CareConnect lets caregivers take care of other compliance essentials, like uploading licenses, proof of vaccination, and more. You can upload all of the necessary info directly from the app. 

You can skip faxes, scans, and other complex steps that are often required by other agencies for compliance purposes. With CareConnect, you’ll spend less time trying to comply with home care agency requirements, and more time working and earning your pay. 

Choose the Right Home Care Agency – and Experience the Benefits of Technology

At CareConnect, we’re proud to help simplify caregiving for employers and caregivers alike. If you’d like to learn more about our platform, you can take a look at our website. And if you work with any home care agencies that could benefit from our workplace optimization software, let them know – we’re always happy to schedule a chat for potential clients.